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Hunting Expedition-Miniature Painting

Shah Jahan hunting lions at BurhanpurDimensions : 12.5 x 8.5 Inches

The handmade painting illustrates the scene where the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan is shown on a hunting expedition.

The story goes that several lions were spotted in a hunting ground and were reported to Shah Jahan. The emperor ordered that lions should be enclosed in a strong net called badar. The lions were then driven to the Zaynabad garden where the emperor mounted on an elephant and shot a lion with his gun.

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